JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Mercury Treaty and Indonesia Readiness

On October 10, 2013, government representatives from 139 countries agreed to adopt a new treaty on mercury is called Minamata Convention on Mercury, in Kumamoto, Japan. Currently 94 countries, including Indonesia, have signed and are preparing for ratification. This new agreement governing trade and circulation of mercury, restriction and elimination of the use of mercury in products and industrial processes, the management of mercury in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM), emission control of mercury into the air, water and soil, waste management mercury and storage of mercury supplies and remediation of mercury-contaminated land.

Indonesian civil society network, which consists of BaliFokus Foundation, WALHI, AMAN, Greenpeace Indonesia, the Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI), Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL), and Gita Pertiwi voice inputs that misses from Indonesian priorities. So far civil society and industry representatives are not involved in the consultation process and the drafting of the Sectoral Implementation and Action Plan. The press release documents are available in Indonesian and English.

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